The Australian high-performance vehicle designer and manufacturer Brabham Automotive has announced Stand 21, a world-leader in head-to-toe, made-to-measure racing gear, as its Official Racewear Partner.
Established in 1970 and renowned for the comfort and breathability of its products, Stand 21 will supply Brabham Automotive with all of its racing equipment bar the helmet, as the iconic motorsport marque continues to pioneer the limits of what is possible behind the wheel.
Following the global launch last year of its first product, the BT62, drivers of both the track and road compliant versions will now be able to enjoy Stand 21’s handmade racewear, as Brabham Automotive continues to focus on the individual needs of its customers and the buying experience. Owners will each receive a bespoke, made-to-measure race suit, as well as gloves and shoes. They can customise these depending on their requirements, for example to match the livery of their car.
The partnership underscores Brabham Automotive’s commitment to partnering with premium manufacturers.
It will also bring two rich motorsport lineages back together, with Stand 21 having a longstanding association with the Brabham marque. Indeed, both Sir Jack and David Brabham wore Stand 21 race suits during their driving careers. The Stand 21 suits have also been used by more than ten Formula 1 World Championship Winners.
Consistent with Brabham Automotive’s focus on designing and producing convention-defying vehicles, Stand 21 is renowned for delivering advanced technical innovations and safety improvements in its products. This goes back to the industry-changing production of the ST2000 racing suit in 1986 that reduced the risks related to Heat Stress, as well as the creation of the first Air Force vented racing suit.
Multiple Le Mans winner David Brabham, Managing Director of Brabham Automotive, commented:
“Partnering with Stand 21 is another important partnership in an exciting new chapter for Brabham Automotive. With our 70-year pedigree and expertise in racing, it is natural for us to work with another name ingrained into the history of motorsport. The Stand 21 products will only enhance the pioneering experiences our owners can have behind the wheel of a Brabham Automotive car.”
Yves Morizot, founding President of Stand 21, commented:
“We are delighted to be the Official Racewear Partner of Brabham Automotive, with the partnership recognising the manufacturing quality of our made-to-measure racewear products. When I met Sir Jack Brabham, driver safety was certainly not the priority it is today, and we are therefore happy that our innovative products will be contributing to the memorable experiences Brabham Automotive is creating for drivers of its BT62.
The partnership follows several exciting developments for Brabham Automotive as it continues to focus on what its customers need as part of the buyer experience. This includes the announcement in January this year that Brabham Automotive is aiming to return to motorsport by 2021/22 by competing at Le Mans and in the WEC series, via a factory sports car programme.
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Fearlessly determined and continually pioneering limits, Brabham Automotive is borne of a pedigree that has stood the test of time – a racing dynasty like no other.
The company has its US, European and Middle Eastern office in the UK, whilst its Australasian and Asian office is based in Adelaide, South Australia, where the BT62 is also manufactured. Only seventy BT62s will be manufactured, making Brabham Automotive’s project very exclusive in nature.
The Brabham story officially began in 1948 when Sir Jack Brabham made his Australian competition debut. Sir Jack Brabham went on to become a triple world champion and in 1966 became the first, and still the only, man to win a Formula One world championship driving a car of his own construction, a feat which is unlikely to be ever matched.
Now 70 years on, Brabham remains one of the most iconic motorsport marques with a lineage of champion racers, engineers and innovators. Spearheaded by Sir Jack Brabham’s son David Brabham, a multiple Le Mans winner, Brabham Automotive continues that rich heritage, once again designing and manufacturing cars which defy convention. Weighing only 972kg, the Brabham BT62 has a 5.4l naturally aspirated engine and generates 1200kg of downforce.
Despite only building its first car in 1961, by the mid-1960s Brabham became the largest manufacturer of single-seat racing cars in the world, and by 1970 had built over 500 cars.
Renowned for its customer service, Brabham had the reputation of providing customers with cars of a standard equal to those used by the works team and provided a high degree of support to its customers—including Sir Jack Brabham helping customers set up their cars. This continues with Brabham Automotive.
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